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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swelling In Right Upper Abdomen

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should i be worried?!

I'm 18 I have a small lump under my skin on my upper abdomen. It has swelling but only the lump itself hurts when touched. Should i be worried?!

Possible Hernia: A hernia is when the muscle in the abdomen splits and allows the tissue underneath to poke through. This sometimes creates a bump on your abdomen, but not always. Hernias can be repaired with routine surgery. You need to have this evaluated by your doctor as untreated hernias can become strangulated and cause severe problems. ...Read more

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I have swelling in scrotum area with extra muscle like stuff on top of right testicle,with pulling sensation from scrotum till upper abdomen. pls advi?

I have swelling in scrotum area with extra muscle like stuff on top of right testicle,with pulling sensation from scrotum till upper abdomen. pls advi?

Schedule appointment: Based on your brief description, it sounds like you may have a growing hernia. You should see your family doctor and get a referral to a surgeon if this is indeed a hernia. If the pain and swelling go away, Is less likely but always possible to still be a hernia. Best advice is to call your doctor and try to schedule an appointment soon. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

I have pain in my upper abdomen usually swelling pain, sharp pains in the upper left, and upper right quadrant of the abdomen, a congested type of pain in my lower right quadrant  with bloating, also my sweat smells unusual. What might be wrong?

See a physician: There are too many possible causes for all symptoms to give you any specific advice. You need to discuss your symptoms with a physician and be examined. Please don't try to self diagnose yourself on the internet. You won't be able to. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain in my upper abdomen swelling /tender.Took 1 zoton , relieved it .I took 1 ponstan last nite.Also lot of pain lst wk .Doc. Said ulcer?

Hi I have pain in my upper abdomen  swelling /tender.Took 1  zoton , relieved it .I took 1 ponstan last nite.Also lot of  pain lst wk .Doc. Said ulcer?

May be ulcer, or not: Upper abdominal pain can be from "acid" pains, such as a stomach ulcer, just gastritis with no ulcer, or reflux (heartburn). Sometimes there is an ulcer in the first part of the small intestine. An infection with h. Pylori bacteria can lead to stomach ulcer pains. An acid blocker like zoton can help. Needs more evaluation by the doctor. Pancreatitis, gallstones, or various cancers can also occur. ...Read more

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What would cause abdomen swelling in a healthy male?

What would cause abdomen swelling in a healthy male?

Many things: Sudden abdominal swelling should not be ignored. It could possibly be a hernia with extravasation of intestinal or other anatomy. It is a serious condition that warrants a medical differential diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more